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Individual Event 5:00pm

20K Individual

$75 5:10PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Registration ends August 22, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Team Relay 5:15pm

20K Relay

$55 5:15PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Registration ends August 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Purchase your entire team

20K Relay Bulk Purchase

$200 5:15PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Breweries and Bottle Shops Only

20K Beer Club Division

$200 5:15PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Compete For Charity

Corporate Charity Team

$350 5:15PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Registration ends August 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Competitive Men and Women - 3:00pm

Beer Mile Men and Women Open

$35 4:00PM EDT - 4:30PM EDT Registration ends August 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Men over 200lbs and Women over 165lbs

Beer Mile Clydesdale and Athena

$35 3:30PM EDT - 4:30PM EDT Registration ends August 24, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Copperhead Beer Relay


Drink- Run- Repeat. Got your attention?

Looking for a unique twist on your typical race experience? Look no further! Introducing our exciting event: Drink-Run-Repeat. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for some fun with friends, this race promises an unforgettable experience.

Join us at the beautiful Briar Patch Hunting property, situated just north of Poplar Grove Plantation. Here's how it works: participants will tackle a 5K loop, but with a twist. Before each lap, you have the option to enjoy a refreshing 12-ounce beer or indulge in some chocolate milk, with a tempting offer of a 2-minute deduction off your lap time.

But wait, there's more! For those who want to kick off the excitement early, you can run  the Beer Mile. Before the main event, participants can partake in the Beer Mile challenge, where you'll enjoy a beer and run a quarter-mile, setting the tone for an adrenaline-fueled adventure ahead.

Now, we know what you're thinking—running in the summer heat and through the woods may sound daunting, but fear not! Consider it an added thrill as you navigate through nature's obstacles. Keep an eye out for snakes slithering in the woods and be prepared to brave the elements as you conquer the course.

Whether you're flying solo, pairing up with your best buddy, or forming a team of 3 or 4, the goal remains the same: conquer the 20K course in style. Please note, the beer option is exclusively available for those 21 and older. However, fear not, as chocolate milk will also be on offer for those under 21 or simply looking for an alternative refreshment.

As if that weren't enough excitement, participants will be required to hold a relay baton during their leg of the race, adding an extra element of camaraderie and challenge.

So, grab your running shoes, rally your crew, and get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure like no other. Drink, run, repeat - the ultimate recipe for a race day to remember!

Age Graded Race

Not only will a beer/chocolate milk allow a 2:00 minute time deduction, but we are also implementing age graded results.

Handicap Guide
(Women): 10% (also on top of % listed below for age)
(15 and under) 5%
(40-49) 1% per year
(50-54) 14%
(55-59) 18%
(60-64) 21%
(65-69) 26%
(70+) 30%


Race Contact Info

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Participant Information


Course Map, Parking and Entrance

Participants and spectators will get to enjoy  the natural atmosphere of Southeastern Coastal NC.  The race will start and finish in a large field surrounded by natural woods and two track trails that are flat and fast.

Trail shoes recommended.  The course is a very natural wooded terrain surrounded by swamp.  Footing is variable.  Runners will run a loop and then an out and back.  You should expect bugs during the race.  We have sprayed and fogged the field but not the course itself.  The race is called Copperhead due to running in the woods in August.  There is a chance that you could see a snake.  If you do, please stay away from it and alert us. There is also a walking bridge that you will have to cross.  Take caution and go slow.

You must be 21 or older to participate in the beer portion of the race.  You do not have to drink beer to participate, beer is simply another element to the race and is optional. We also offer chocolate milk and gluten free beer for a 2 minute deduction. 

Bug Spray

Long Pants 
High Socks
We recommend head wear for the run in case of any flies chasing you
Head Lamp
Small Canopy Tents are allowed 
Trail Shoes
Trash Bags for your trash.  We will have receptacles and dumpsters but we do not want to have to pick up your trash


FRIDAY: 5:00 to 6:30pm Fleet Feet 
               1125 Military Cutoff Rd. Suite D
               Wilmington, NC 28405
SATURDAY:  AT THE RACE SITE from 1:00pm to 4:30pm


3:30pm - Beer Mile Clydesdale and Athena
4:00pm -
Beer Mile Men and Women Competitive
5:00pm - 20K Relay Start
5:15pm - 20K OPEN START
7:50pm - 20K Open Runners Must be on Final Lap
8:30pm - Course Cutoff
8:30pm - Awards/Course Cutoff
10:00pm - End of Event

All participants will receive Copperhead Running Socks

The beer mile will be ran in two heats.   The race will be 400m laps starting with a beer each lap that must be drank in the exchange zone before each lap.
The first heat will be Clydesdale men (men over 200lbs) and Athena women (women over 165lbs) Top 3 men and women will receive machetes.
Following the Clydesdales and Athena's will be the competitive men and women who want to be the Copperhead Beer Mile Champion.  Top 3 will be awarded.

Top 5 individuals will receive a custom Machete engraved with the Copperhead Logo
Top relay team will all receive custom Machetes
Fastest Team will all receive custom Machetes (still includes beer deduction)
Top Corporate Charity Team will receive custom Machetes
Top Beer Club team will receive custom Machetes

You will enter the site on Scott's Hill Loop Road.  Pin here
3431 Scott's Hill Loop Rd
Wilmington, NC US 28411

There are two options for parking:
1. NEAR THE EVENT FIELD  These fields are closest to the events staging. 4 Wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended for this area. 
2. UP FRONT BY THE POWER LINES.   This is upfront and about a 600 meter walk to the event staging area. Any style car can park here. 


Copperhead Beer Relay


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